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Rice Owls vs. Charlotte 49ers - 1/25/14

Charlotte 49ers (12-6) at Rice Owls (5-13)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Autry Court)

The Line: Rice Owls +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


Charlotte will look to bounce back after being embarrassed by Louisiana Tech by 20 points on Thursday night. The 49ers should be able to turn things about against the 5-13 Rice Owls, a team that has lost eight straight games.

The 49ers come into the game playing terrific offensively, shooting above 47 percent from the field and 41 percent from downtown in their last five games. It’s the defense that has been the letdown, allowing opponents to score more than 80 points in three of the last four games.

Rice Owls vs. Charlotte 49ers - 1/25/14


The good news is that shouldn’t be a problem against Rice, who is one of the worst offensive teams in the country. The Owls average only 64.2 points per game, and it has been fair less than that during this massive losing streak. To make matters worse, teams are scoring at will against them, dropping more than 70 points in four of the last five games.

It can’t get any uglier.

This may be a lot of chalk to eat on the road, but Rice is really no threat in this matchup. We’re talking about a team that’s 1-5 against the spread at home this season and 0-5 against the spread in its last five games overall. Meanwhile, Charlotte is 6-3 against the spread on the road and is 3-0-1 in its last four games following a straight up loss.

The 49ers should win this game in blowout fashion and help fatten your pockets. 

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